as difficult to attain as a pair of wings and a halo

9/13/42. The most spiritual and “beautiful” literature has already been written—in the Bible, in the Greek dramas, in their philosophies. What we have to attain is at best the material representation, a poor substitute for the eternities we cannot logically hope to emulate. Spirituality in our day is as difficult to attain as a pair of wings and a halo.

 Patricia Highsmith, “Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks: 1941-1995.″ Anna von Planta (Editor). (Liveright, November 16, 2021)


Photo: DK @ Daybreak. December 20, 2021. 22° F, feels like 16° F. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.

Comments

  1. and yet, we can find it in the moments if we are open to seeing them

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  2. Another one to get it right ‘just so’…. (see Beth’s post today – you two are masters in finding the exactly right quote to any pix).
    I have tons of ‘lonely’ birds in the sky and yet, I’m still very much touched by yet another one. I love this silent beautiful creature up in the early morning sky. And if you ever should choose to put your F-degrees into Celsius, I’d appreciate that very much too…. 😉 (just saying)

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  3. I don’t know, pal – your picture come awfully close…

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  4. WMS…🥰

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  5. The wings come when we give up literalist readings of the Bible, the Greek tragedies, etc. and welcome them for what they are: stories of what never happened, but is always happening in timer. Not sure about the halo! 👀🤫🍸

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  6. Your wonderful photo (and Patricia’s musing) has put me in mind of Jonathan Livingston Seagull; what a shame she missed reading of his seeking/soaring.. 🙂

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  7. 16* seems lonely and cold…but this beautiful soaring creature is neither…hmm, that ‘s the way to be!

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    xactly!! … “Spirituality in our day is as difficult to attain as a pair of wings and a halo. — Patricia Highsmith, “Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks: 1941-1995.″ Anna von Planta (Editor). (Liveright, November 16, 2021).”

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